Senior Lecturer

Physical Education & Sports Science (PESS)

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BSc, MSc, PhD [with Distinction]


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Research Interests
Michel Foucault, Qualitative Research Methods, Racket and Ball Games, Skiing and Swimming, Social History of PE and Sport, Sociology of PE and Sport

  • Designation
    • Senior Lecturer
    • Chair, Public and International Relations
    Short Bio

    Dr. Chung is a senior lecturer in the Physical Education and Sports Science (PESS) Academic Group at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He initially joined NIE NTU, Singapore as a postdoctoral research fellow funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea from 2011 to 2012. Subsequently, he was an adjunct lecturer in PESS from 2012 to 2013. Prior to joining NIE NTU, Singapore, he led the Sociology of Sport Research Group and was an adjunct lecturer at Korea National Sport University, which is the national elite sports centered institute. He used to work at Seoul National University of Education (SNUE), the national teacher preparation institute in South Korea. During his time in SNUE, he received SNUE Excellent Staff Award 2011 from the President of the University. In addition, he was awarded NIE Excellence in Service Award 2018 from the Director of the NIE at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel during the NIE Annual Lunch.


    His expertise lies in analysing the Physical Education (PE) and sport-related issues to understand complex links between PE, sport, health and fitness, dance, and recreation drawing from socio-cultural and pedagogical perspectives. His researches were published in the SSCI indexed journals. The research topics that he has been publishing are the following five areas: (a) analysis of sociological and pedagogical issues in the area of PE and sport research; (b) archaeological and/or genealogical analysis derived from Foucault's theoretical concepts; (c) history of the present as to the emergence and transformation in a wide range of domains such as PE, sport and physical culture; (d) issues of existence and absence surrounding PE and sport in the local and international contexts; (e) construction of sport policy discourse. He was a secretary to serve the President of the Korean Society for the Sociology of Sport. He is currently an active member of the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) and the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) and presents his research in the conferences regularly. He had been appointed as a keynote speaker at the international conferences and colloquiums/seminars/workshops in the field of PE, sport and education.

    • Postdoctoral Research Fellow [Funded by National Research Foundation of Korea] (National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2011-2012)
    • PhD [with Distinction] in Sociology of Physical Education and Sport (Korea National Sport University, South Korea, 2009)